May 22, 2022

New Research Report From National Diet Library (Japan): “The Great East Japan Earthquake and Libraries”

This is the just released English translation of “The Great East Japan Earthquake and Libraries” report from the National Diet Library in Japan.


Summary (2 pages; PDF)

Using “the Great East Japan Earthquake” and “libraries” as two pivotal keywords, this report organizes reference information and studies as comprehensively as possible information related to the earthquake and libraries, as well as incidents occurring at library facilities due to the earthquake. It is hoped that future users may utilize this report as documented material for reading, by librarians as a reference tool for consultation, and by researchers as base research material.

Complete English Translation (52 pages; PDF)
The English translation is Chapter 9 of the full report in Japanese.

News Release (3 pages; PDF)

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